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Leon, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Leon is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Mason County at latitude 38.7481 and longitude -81.9545. Mason County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 571 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Leon, but most people and references simply refer to it as Leon, West Virginia.

The P1 Census Class Code for Leon indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Leon (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Leon: Byrumville, Cologne.

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Leon, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 174
Population in Households 174
Population in Familes 143
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 544
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 67
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 46
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 83 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 58 (69.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 (12.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 (19.3%)
Median Home Value $76,190
Average Home Value $87,069


Median Household Income $30,762
Average Household Income $43,961
Per Capita Income $17,482
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.3% 1.23%
Households 2.23% 1.45%
Families 0.0% 1.27%
Median Household Income   2.61%
Per Capita Income   1.67%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Leon, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Leon to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 362 10th
Population Density1 # 251 38th
Diversity Index2 # 314 22nd
Median Household Income # 302 25th
Per Capita Income # 316 21st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE West Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.